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Kameri M.

Spring Hill, TN

About Kameri

Kameri is a classically trained soprano who enjoys teaching and singing all styles of music. (pop, music theater, bluegrass, early music, art songs, opera...to name a few) As her student, you can expect lessons to be fun and stress-free. Kameri loves working with students of all ages. She will teach you fundamental music techniques as well as how to be as expressive and creative as possible in order to deliver a unique performance to your audience. Kameri is finishing her M.Ed. in Music Education from Aquinas College and holds her B.M. in Music Therapy from Florida State University

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No matter your age or skill level, my goal is to help you succeed and have a great time along the way! One of the amazing things about practicing music is that it is one of the few activities that engages both the left and the right brain at the same time! With that in mind, my teaching places equal importance on developing both strong technique, and creativity. Students learn all the basics of music while spending time developing strong ensemble skills and background knowledge of style and repertoire so they may enjoy music in a variety of settings, all their lives!

Children: (guitar, piano, or general music)
I approach teaching music by knowing and understanding the student's musical goals and teaching the basics of music theory and technique through the style(s) of music that the student wants to learn. Beginners will learn basic techniques and chords through simple songs in order to be able to play music as quickly as possible...because hearing yourself make a good musical sound is he best motivator!

Voice Students (starting in 5th grade):
Weather you would like voice lessons to prepare you for that big audition or would just like to learn to sing for your own enjoyment, you are in the right place. No matter what skill level the student, I know it is important as a teacher to be encouraging and constructive, always doing my best to point out good sound in my students while taking note of areas of need. I strive to teach at a high level so my students become not only great performers, but quality musicians. In addition, I believe students excel most when singing music that they enjoy, so I make it a strong point to incorporate a balance of both student and teacher repertoire selections.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Living room studio with piano, guitars, and seating for parents.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I have guitars, a keyboard, music stand, and a library of sheet music available for my students although I do require students to practice at home on their own personal guitar or keyboard/piano. Students will also be required to purchase necessary piano/guitar/voice books/music needed for lessons.

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in teaching children's guitar, piano, and general music (adapted for special needs if needed), and classical voice (5th grade and up).
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Beth H. February 19, 2013
Singing
Verified Student
My lessons experience was very helpful and fun.

I am SO glad that Kameri was the teacher I chose to take voice lessons with. She was incredibly kind, encouraging, and helpful as she taught me the aspects of singing that I wanted to learn. She always stayed in communication with me, making sure that we were still able to meet for lessons and being willing to switch practice days if needed. The lessons were a ton of fun and we laughed a lot when something "embarrassing" or weird happened. I felt very comfortable with her and would recommend her to anyone else looking to take lessons in the music fields she teaches. I wish I could afford to take more lessons because it was very enjoyable! Thanks Kameri for a great couple of months of voice lessons and for all your great advice! I definitely needed the push and encouragement. (:
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Sheri L. November 20, 2012
Verified Student
Wonderful training for beginners21

Kameri has been such a positive role model for Ella. She knows how to keep a 4 year old entertained while learning. She has creative ideas and Ella loves them all. She sees the strengths in Ella and brings them out. We will continue with lessons ,thanks to Kameri .
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Kameri M.

Kameri M.

Spring Hill, TN 37174
(2)
starting at
$40 / 30-min
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David F.

Nashville, TN

About David

Since beginning his teaching career in 1974 David has taught 7000 people how to play guitar! Some aspiring only to play at home for fun and others to pursue a career in the entertainment industry.

David F. has also taught advanced guitar and music theory to several professional musicians who already play other instruments fluently including Oscar nominee Scott Rogness, who co-wrote and performed the songs featured in the movie That Thing You Do. Scott had this to say about his study with David:

"I studied with David for about 8 months. Although proficient on keyboards, a singer and
songwriter; I had never learned the guitar. I knew a lot about the guitar by osmosis, but technically was green. David let me look at the guitar in a whole new way, using infinite variations on basic chords, showed me how to move and follow vocal melodies and challenged me to SEE what I was playing. All at the speed of thought."

Scott Rogness
Singer/Songwriter/Keyboardist/Guitarist

David F. plays a custom built guitar with Bartoline electronics made by Jay Rhyne in Atlanta, GA. For live performances, David uses a Roland Guitar Synth and an Apple PowerBook with Logic audio for mixing his arsenal of software synthesizers and samplers, as well as Guitar Rig for guitar effects processing. When in Nashville contact David F. for private guitar lessons.

I am always looking for the band that will allow me to express myself, my influences include Hendrix, Page, Dimeola, Weather Report, Chick Corea, Emerson Lake and Palmer, and many others.

I read music and charts, and between practicing, teaching, playing, and recording, I have spent 80+ hours a week for the past 34 years with a guitar. I like to soar in the wind when I am playing."

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Almost all of my students learn bar chords and how to use them in song they want to play in the first hour of lesson time.

Almost all of my students begin in the first lesson with songs like Little Wing and Georgia On My Mind, and Stairway To Heaven, with the right chords in sheet music form. Once you learn how to do that you can begin to take yourself through songbooks, if you learn how to use the printed music, there is a vast amount of it available everywhere.

Almost all of my students are reading melodies using real notation by the 4th or 5th lesson. Reading melodies they like and want to play. Although my students know how to use tab, Notation is the best way and they all prefer it, once they know the difference. Like the Stairway To Heaven Solo, or any of the beautiful Spanish melodies from J.Rodrigo, or blues ,jazz,rock and roll, once you can read, you can read anything in print on your own.

All of my students learn rhythm skills playing scales and songs with a metronome, so you learn how to play in time, as you develop stronger rhythm skills you can play better alone or with other people.

All of my students learn the Music Theory. What Time Signatures are and mean, Scales and scale harmonization. Chord progressions and playing through the chord changes. All of these and more are the fundamentals you will begin to work on in the first 4-5 hours of lessons with me.
I just don't show you songs, I teach you to teach yourself and begin to become musically independent.
Work on picking and speed and most importantly touch and feel.
Work on Finger picking as well, learn to use all 5 fingers on your right hand. or use the pick and 3 fingers, with me you WILL use your pinky or little finger.
By 3-4 months we will have covered the fundamentals and be working on more advanced material, songs and technique.

*** Studio Equipment ***
separate room with seating for parents

*** Specialties ***
I use a Learn to play Guitar book that i wrote and self publish in full color. I also use several books by Jerry Coker with some jazz students,and I recommend the Harvard Dictionary of music to students
I teach the fundamentals of music applied to the guitar and bass, as well as metronome skills,sight reading and music theory.
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Mike L. December 8, 2014
Guitar · Online
Verified Student
I have increased my lesson frequency to two one-hour sessions per week simply because of my progress under David's direction. After only three months of weekly lessons, I can now read music and play while reading. David has introduced me to effective melodic soloing, has significantly improved my understanding of barre chords up and down the fretboard, and has convinced me to abandon "guitaristic" thinking in favor of really understanding the potential of the guitar beyond shape memorization.
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Mike L. September 23, 2014
Guitar · Online
Verified Student
For those players serious about music, who are willing to devote the time and attention required to improve, and who appreciate not only learning to play guitar but the theory and history behind the music, David is your man. I have taken lessons in the past, usually consisting of a teacher asking what riffs I wanted to work on that day. Sound familiar? Not David. Within the first two weeks, he has me focused on plucking the strings with more feel, using a pick and fingers simultaneously with my right hand, practicing scales to the tempo of a metronome while using the forwards and backwards technique, etc. He has convinced me that I can become as accomplished a player as I put my mind and heart to. His mantra is to work towards playing at the speed of thought, which, for the first time in my life, looks to be a possibility with time. Thank you, David.
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Lewis G. May 15, 2014
Classical Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Just had my first lesson with David. Gave a wealth of info now it's up to me but with his approach I know it will be all good. Have had other teachers but David is not only an accomplished player he is also is able to instruct and teach. Will write again after a few more lessons.
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David F.

David F.

Nashville, TN 37209
(8)
starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Rachel C.

Nashville, TN

About Rachel

Hello there! I'm Rachel C., a bass player and singer on the stage who also enjoys playing and teaching all stringed instruments. I have a degree from Bowling Green State University (Ohio) in Music Education. I've taught lessons for over 8 years and truly love working with eager students of all ages. It's never too early or too late to pick up an instrument and make music! I look forward to working with you!
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Barbara May 2, 2016
Mandolin · In studio
she made me feel very relaxed. I learn quite a bit even with the 1st lesson. Looking forward to the rest of the lessons.
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Lucy April 28, 2016
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
Great instructor
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Kennedy M. February 2, 2016
Cello · Online
Verified Student
Rachel is great!!!
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Rachel C.

Rachel C.

Nashville, TN 37221
(18)
starting at
$24 / 30-min
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Dr.Tem T.

Nashville, TN

About Dr.Tem

“As an artist/educator who has a childlike soul, I both feel and sense life, and reflect this through my art; teaching is the best way to share and convey this understanding to younger generations. “Revealing students’ spirits with the love of music and helping them to use it with passion while making music” is my main philosophy in teaching.”

Dr.Tem

A composer and music technologist. Composing experience is diverse and includes composing for orchestras, and composing with computers for multimedia, computer games and film. Academic, research and work experience in Music Composition, Film
Scoring, Music Theory and Ear Training, Piano, E-Learning, Music Technology, Computer Music, Sound Design, Game Audio and Game Technologies among favorite areas. Teaching in institutes offering such curriculum.

Has been the Director of Music & Sound Production Department at SEBIT LLC., Between 1996-2015. SEBIT's primary areas of focus are E-Learning, Multimedia and Game Development, as well as research in these areas. It is located at Skysong, Arizona State University, Scottsdale AZ, USA.

Now teaching at Tennessee State University in Nashville, TN as a professor.
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Kolby K. February 7, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
This man is amazing, we are so blessed.
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Lara February 6, 2016
Film Production · In studio
I really enjoyed our lessons with Dr. Tem. He is friendly, funny and extremely knowledgeable. He gave me excellent feedback on my ideas and I could not have completed my assignments on time without his help. Thank you!!!
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Deborah February 6, 2016
Turkish · Online
Dr Tem is very knowledgeable in this subject, and is a great instructor - very patient, professional, and provides abundant study material for homework.

Highly recommended if you seek a reliable tutor for learning Turkish!
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Dr.Tem T.

Nashville, TN 37221
(8)
starting at
$24 / 30-min
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Anna C.

Nashville, TN

About Anna

I received my undergrad and master's from the University of South Carolina, and writing and history are my two great passions in life. I am always seeking to read and learn new ideas, and I love to share knowledge with others! I have taught logic to college students, swimming and flute to children, and worked as an PhD academic coach - so I enjoy working with all ages and levels of experience. History and writing are especially exciting subjects to tutor in because they are often taught in terribly boring ways; helping others to discover the joy of these subjects is a reward unto itself.


I also love playing the flute and swimming - and have enjoyed giving lessons in both areas to others. When I am not doing any of the above activities, I enjoy hiking, cooking, reading, and researching new ideas.
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Alyssa October 2, 2015
Flute · In home
Verified Student
Anna plays flute beautifully, is a very encouraging teacher and my daughter really enjoyed her lesson. Thanks, Anna!
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Anna C.

Anna C.

Kingston Springs, TN 37082
(1)
starting at
$24 / 30-min

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